A Journey into Old School part.1: The Founding Fathers

Remember the days when hip hop was an art form? Remember the days when hip hop was fun? Remember the days when hip hop wasn’t plagued by mega producers with names the likes of Suge and Puffy? Remember when you could rap without being a thug? If you do, you already know all of these are classics.

Founding Fathers
These groups opened wide the doors for hip hop artists.
RUN-DMC – Rock Box [1984]
Public Enemy – Bring The Noise [1988]

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In FullĀ  [1987]
Boogie Down Productions- My Philosophy [1987]
EPMD – Strictly Business [1988]
Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin [1988]
Heavy D & The Boyz – Somebody For Me [1989]
Biz Markie – Spring again [1989]
LL Cool J – I’m Bad [1987]
continue to part.2

Hip-Hop portraits by Michael Molloy